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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 22:21 
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Saw a new copy of RE7 on’t ‘Bay couple of days ago. With a buy it now (with free delivery) of £3.97 so after checked the seller was legit (1500+ Feedback) I pounced.

A day later I got a message saying sorry, eBay had made a mistake with their listing and would I understand if they cancelled... so I replied saying I’d like my order fulfilled and if it was eBays fault that their listing was incorrect then they’d be liable to refund any loss.

Didn’t hear back from that.

Then it turned up today.

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A recent yay from me was getting this SNES bundle for £31 (and £6 of that was the postage) -

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Almost makes up for wasting £160 on a Neo Geo CD that arrived today and outputs no video.


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 Post subject: Re: EBay tales of yay.
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Nice!

Is the NeoGeo an easy fix?

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Oh is that Pilot Wings?

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Nice!

Is the NeoGeo an easy fix?


From the video I saw, it looks like replacing a chip and some soldering which is frankly beyond me (no idea if the chip is even available to buy), so I'm just going to keep the pads and games and sell the console for parts.

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Yep. Some interesting games generally - Ranma 1/2 and Family Dog .. makes a change from the usual stuff I find.

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Can't you return the Neo Geo to the sender?

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Can't you return the Neo Geo to the sender?


The listing was 'No Returns'. It was sold without an AV cable, so if I was being optimistic, I could say that the seller didn't know it was faulty. However, the more cynical side of me thinks they knew full well it was broken and deliberately sold it without an AV cable.

I've found some good stuff on eBay of late by getting in there quickly, so I can live with the occasional duff auction.

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 Post subject: Re: EBay tales of yay.
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I always say No Returns but that doesn't count if it's faulty. Just if you change your mind.

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I think I would try and get my money back if I were you. The Neo Geo CD has an AV and an S video out so it should have been pretty easy to test it even if they didn't have the official AV cable.


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"Product not as described" and send it back.

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I'm not really good at confrontation (and if I sell each of the various bits - pads, games, parts, stepdown - I think I can make the money back), but I've dropped them a polite message just to see what kind of seller they are. I find some are really apologetic when something isn't right and others just simply don't give a toss, so we'll see how it goes. :)

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I got sold a pair of very expensive headphones with "low output on left channel". I asked him what this meant before I bought. He says you could probably balance it out. They arrive, left side is totally dead.

Don't be had man, send it back.

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Zardoz wrote:
RE7

What a fucking brilliant game this is.

Well worth the £3.97!

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I'm not really good at confrontation (and if I sell each of the various bits - pads, games, parts, stepdown - I think I can make the money back), but I've dropped them a polite message just to see what kind of seller they are. I find some are really apologetic when something isn't right and others just simply don't give a toss, so we'll see how it goes. :)


Just an update on this - I exchanged a few replies with the guy and he seemed apologetic enough about it, although only enough to offer to help pay for the repair cost for it. He'd seen the same video I had seen where someone replaces a cheap chip inside the console, only to find out that the fault lay elsewhere and he fixed it with a bridge on the board. However, it would take a mulitmeter, soldering equipment and soldering skills and I have none of any. However, I listed the console on my site for spares/repairs and it sold within an hour, so that's a third of the money back. I'll keep the pads to use with my supergun, so if I can sell the stepdown and the games, then I'll have made my money back plus a little extra, so thankfully not a complete disaster.

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 Post subject: Re: EBay tales of yay.
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If he wouldn't accept it back with a full refund I'd personally have opened a case with eBay or PayPal. It wasn't working as described. You shouldn't be out of pocket at all.

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If he wouldn't accept it back with a full refund I'd personally have opened a case with eBay or PayPal. It wasn't working as described. You shouldn't be out of pocket at all.


Well in his description, he never actually said it was working. As there was no AV lead included, he could argue that he didn't know it was faulty. Of course, he could have deliberately not included an AV lead because he knew full well it was faulty.

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Was it listed for parts and spares? They have to state the condition. If not then it's not as described.

It's up to you and if you don't want the hassle then fair enough. But you're well within your rights to send it back or for him to offer a refund based on its actual condition.

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Was it listed for parts and spares? They have to state the condition. If not then it's not as described.

It's up to you and if you don't want the hassle then fair enough. But you're well within your rights to send it back or for him to offer a refund based on its actual condition.


This is the original listing. You'll see that he makes no mention of whether it actually works, although the fact that he chose 'Used', I see that the detail of that option does say it's working in the blurb.

All moot now anyway as the console is currently on its way to Poland. :) I'm going to have to be more careful in future though - I'm seeing more and more unscrupulous sellers just this month alone.

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Yeah, Used means it's working. There is a specific option for Parts and Spares if it's not.

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Spent £200 on an N64 and 15 boxed games. All the games are good too, but one in particular was rare and I hadn't even realised -

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There's one which I don't have in my collection and probably never will judging by those prices.

I don't suppose you got a Robotron 64 in that lot did you?


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I don't suppose you got a Robotron 64 in that lot did you?


Unfortunately not. I'll let you know if I get one though. :)

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Took a chance on a £12 faulty SupaBoy S. It arrived today and um, it works fine. :)

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I’ve put this in the eBay tales of yay because I am staying optimistic, but…


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Hello,

Please can we arrange collection of the lawn mower? I’m not far away (Walsall) so should be able to make most times outside of work hours (and avoiding rush hours, ideally).

Can I ask the collection postcode, please, to work out routes, etc.

Many thanks

SELLER:
B15 XXX

ME:
Thank you very much. Is there a day/time of day outside of work hours that would work best for you?

SELLER:
Hi please call me before arriving, 07825XXXXXX

ME:
Hi, no problem. What days/times would be best for you. It will need to be outside of work hours and ideally outside of rush hour if possible.

SELLER: I shall leave the box outside the home for you

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I sold one an old bike that belonged to The Boy through Facebook Marketplace.

The guy who bought it showed up when he said he would, paid in cash and didn't haggle on price.

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I advertised my old sofa on Facebook marketplace, free to anyone that would come and get it.

The guy gave me £20.

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Facebook marketplace, and the related 'local buy n sell' groups are quite a good way of off loading a load of old toot... and then accumulating a bunch of different other tat from other people.

Bikes, gardening tools, furniture and that crepe maker that we for some reason bought from Aldi, have all gone out of our door this way. I'm not going to list all the other junk that's come in, though.

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I advertised my old sofa on Facebook marketplace, free to anyone that would come and get it.

The guy gave me £20.

When my grandad decided not to drive any longer he advertised his car free to anybody who wanted it in the local newsagent. A young man with a little boy came to look at it and said it was perfect but insisted he take some money for it. Grandad refused, and some bartering took place where they pushed some £10 notes into each others hands for what seemed like an eternity,

Eventually the young man left with the car and the money. But the next day there was £200 pushed through the letterbox.

So grandad put it in an envelope and got the bus to the guy’s house (as he had his address for paperwork) and put it through HIS door. This then went over for a couple of months until the guy turned up with a huge bunch of flowers for my Nan, a really nice warm winter coat for grandad, and a load of ‘treat’ foods like boxes of chocolates, biscuits, etc, saying he’d spent the money and now they’d have to accept it. I think that’s where my Spirograph came from, too. There was definitely a toy in there of some kind for me.

Anyway, they kept in touch many years, just through Christmas cards and such, but it was nice.

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Oh, and we picked up the lawn mower yesterday so all is good there, too!

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I advertised my old sofa on Facebook marketplace, free to anyone that would come and get it.

The guy gave me £20.

When my grandad decided not to drive any longer he advertised his car free to anybody who wanted it in the local newsagent. A young man with a little boy came to look at it and said it was perfect but insisted he take some money for it. Grandad refused, and some bartering took place where they pushed some £10 notes into each others hands for what seemed like an eternity,

Eventually the young man left with the car and the money. But the next day there was £200 pushed through the letterbox.

So grandad put it in an envelope and got the bus to the guy’s house (as he had his address for paperwork) and put it through HIS door. This then went over for a couple of months until the guy turned up with a huge bunch of flowers for my Nan, a really nice warm winter coat for grandad, and a load of ‘treat’ foods like boxes of chocolates, biscuits, etc, saying he’d spent the money and now they’d have to accept it. I think that’s where my Spirograph came from, too. There was definitely a toy in there of some kind for me.

Anyway, they kept in touch many years, just through Christmas cards and such, but it was nice.



That is really lovely.

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I just want to say, if anyone wants to give a car away I’ll gladly not give any money for it if you’d be more comfortable.

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Similarly, if anyone wants to push 200 quid through my letterbox, I promise I will not hunt you down to return it.


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Managed to snag a copy of Last Days of Humanity's "Putrefaction in Progress" for 7 quid! Considering it's worth 70-80 quid on Discogs, a feckin steal.

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